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Riva Apartments
Ranked #51 of 510 Specialty Lodging in Split
Reviewed August 16, 2013

No hotel in Split, even the 5* hotels are not so beautifully set in the middle of the old city centre and offering the perfect view. They are also not decorated as this apartments, that seem like straight from the magazine for interior design. It is truly a delight to enjoy the decoration, the little details and the luxury the room offers you.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed in Split but the first time at this apartment. You cannot get a better location, with a balcony and windows overlooking the Riva. Paula the manager was very helpful by suggesting areas we should visit and bars to sample. She also suggested having breakfast in the courtyard by the apartment at the nearby hotel where you could listen to the singers. If we come back to Split again this is definitely the apartment we would choose, being such a nice apartment in a great location.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you are looking for a beautiful apartment situated within the wonderfully atmospheric Diocletians palace then apartment Cular is for you, it is of a high standard , beautifully decorated and furnished and commands a lovely view of the Riva promenade and the harbour via a small balcony. To sit out in the evening with a glass of wine watching the hustle and bustle and pavement cafe life below and the comings and going of all types of vessels including the occasional cruise ship was a simple but great pleasure [but no noise problems at night]
We also enjoyed being in the heart of the Diocletian palace community and exploring the various layers of history, there is much to see and do and a great buzz in the narrow streets at night.
Our stay was enhanced by Paula the Apartment Manager who is very approachable and a source of information and recommendations for your stay in Split- all part of an excellent service. Sincere thanks to her.
Finally if you wish to enjoy the cultural side of Split we recommend visits to the Fine Art Gallery, City Museum, Gallery Vidovic and the Mestrovic Gallery which is a short distance from the harbour in a beautiful villa setting and displays the superb works of this sculptor.

Rick and Angela Yorkshire UK

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I do not believe you could find a more perfect location to stay in all of split. The view was spectacular and it's right in the middle of everything. We stayed in the apartment named Cular. Paula is so helpful and pleasant which was very welcome after spending a week in Dubrovnik!

Room Tip: Apartment Cular has a small but great balcony that the other apartments lack.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The location was perfect right in the centre of the Docletian Palace with a brilliant view of the water. The two bedroomed apartment was spacious and perfect for the four of us (two couples), kitchen, dining and lounge had everything we required, decore was modern and fresh, we simply could not fault the apartment, it provided us with a place to meet, much better than staying in a hotel. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment. Also a special thank you to Paula the Manager who was brilliant, the service from her and staff was excellent, providing us with handy tips and hints on what to do and where to eat. Top location, service and facilities, we could not have asked for more.

Room Tip: Two Bedroom Apartment was brilliant if travelling with friends or couples travelling together
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

From all of the accommodation available in Split, we were so fortunate to have made the decision to stay in one of the Riva Apartments which are in the south wall of Diocletian's Palace.

We had booked 'Cular', the one-bedroomed apartment because we felt it would be a great idea to have more space than the usual hotel room. What an understatement! To our surprise, it was an extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated, well-equipped large place which felt almost like home immediately. It also had a small balcony which allowed us to have a superb view of the promenade - called a riva, I think - and Split Bay.

The Palace is an enormous historical area with many interesting buildings and courtyards, and it was a delight to be living in it. There is so much to enjoy ie historical tours, many restaurants, music, and more shops than one can imagine, or just leisurely strolling through the myriad of laneways and courtyards. All day and into the evening, the wonderful voices of the Dalmatian Klapa (a group of male singers) can be heard from the 'vestibul', performing some of the most beautiful traditional songs.

This was a very special place to spend a few days, and we were so lucky to have discovered one of the best apartments in Split. I would like to thank Paula, who is a fellow Australian managing these apartments, for her efficiency with our bookings, but also her help and recommendations once we were there. Our time was far too short, but our plan is to return one day to Riva Apartments and discover more of this amazing city.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This apartment is better than a home away from home. Everything you could need or want for your holiday is offered for you.Beautifully decorated and positioned perfectly (within the walls of the Diocletian Palace), overlooking the Riva promenade and harbour, to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon drinks on the cute balcony. Paula is an amazing host who will be able to recommend sights, tours, and restaurants. You will fall in love with Split once you enter Peristil Square and then into the Vestibule (on your way to the apartment) and hear the Acapella singers, very special. Thank you Riva and Paula for a most amazing time in Split.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riva Apartments

Address: Aljesijeva 6, Split 21000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 510 Specialty Lodging in Split
Price Range: $131 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riva Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the prestigious 'Riva' waterfront promenade with breathtaking south-facing views of Split Bay. Perfectly positioned in the heart of Split Old Town, Riva Apartments offers luxurious and modern accommodation set within the historical walls of the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace. With breathtaking south facing views of the waterfront promenade, Split Bay and islands, and within minutes walk to taxi, ferry port, airport shuttle, bus and train stations. Enjoy Split's most famous sights on your doorstep, including Saint Duje Cathedral, Roman square Peristil and the unique Vestibul. Explore the secret narrow stone streets with their pavement cafes, small boutiques, slow-food restaurants,cosy bars and lively markets.Available for the first time to discerning visitors, Riva Apartments will ensure your visit to the enchanting city of Split is something special. We have available: 1-Bedroom Apartment with Balcony & Sea View; 1-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View; Studio with Terrace & Sea View ... more   less 
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